Have you ever gotten bored of how water tastes, consequently limiting your water intake during the day and not drinking enough to meet the recommeded intake values of 2 litres a day. Lemon/Lime water can be the simple solution, both lemon and lime share similar nutrition values, and although they are an acidic fruit, when digested they become alkaline. Simply squeezing half a lemon/lime in your cup of water, enhancing the flavour, you can easily increase your water intake.
Here are 5 benefits of drinking Lemoon/Lime water that you may not have known:
1.Relieve Symptoms of Heartburn
The acid in both lemon and lime aids your digestive system by helping your saliva break down food, as explained earlier when digested they become alkaline which inturn can help neutralize stomach acid and relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, aka heartburn.
2. Vitamin C – Stronger immune system
Both lemon and lime contain Vitamin C, which is great for the immune system, healthy bones, growth and repair of all bodily tissue. Vitamin C is also good for lowering morning and post-meal blood sugar changes, so a simple lime water after a meal could help aid your body after a heavy meal.
3. Healthier Heart
Lemon/lime contain significant amounts of magnesium and potassium which is good for your heart, therefore drinking your daily cup of lime water can improve your blood flow and reduce your blood pressure.
4. Nourishes skin cells to fight aging skinVitamin C is “a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals,” explains board-certified dermatologist Patricia Wexler. “Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.”
5. Healthier Kidneys
Both Lemons and limes contain more citric acid than oranges, citric acid is the natural inhibitor of kidney stones so drinking your cup a day can also help prevent kidney stones, drinking lime water will increase the benefits your body receives since drinking water is also important since it helps your kidneys remove waste from your blood in the form of urine and also helps blood travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them.